1. Thomas Cruise Mapother IV was born on July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, NY Thomas Cruise Mapother IIIan electrical engineer and Mary Lee Pfeifferboth from Louisville, Ky. (His grandfather and great-grandfather were both Thomas Cruise Mapothers as well.)
2. He has two older sisters, Lee Ann and Marianand a younger sister CatherineNickname Cass.
3. Cruise wanted to act from around the age of 4 and started doing impressions of everyone from Donald Duck to Humphrey Bogart and Elvis Presley.
4. In 1974, while the family was still living in Ottawa, Mary Lee packed up and took the children back to Louisville. She officially divorced Tom III in August 1975 and he briefly remarried six weeks later. Johann LebendigerThe newly widowed woman had four children, one of whom later told the biographer Andrew Morton that they never saw their stepbrother Tom again after the wedding.
“As a kid, I had a lot of hidden anger about it. I was hit and I didn’t understand it,” Cruise said remembers vanity fair 1994
“He was the guy who was bullied a lot at school itself growing up,” he said of his father. “He was short too, although he ended up being 1.80 meters tall. People had been pretty brutal to him. Tom III could also “actually be very affectionate”.
But in 2006 he told parade that his father was “a bully and a coward — the person they kick you at when things go wrong. “
Cruise visited his father in the hospital before he died of cancer in 1984, and Tom III said he was getting better and they were “talking about the whole thing,” the actor said vfbut it never came to that.